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United Way kicks off 2016 annual campaign

By JEN CARDINES STAFF WRITER On Wednesday, Sept. 14, members of the community gathered to kick off the United Way of Southington annual campaign. The kick-off breakfast at Manor Inn in Plantsville, was designed to encourage organizations and individuals to…

Rededicating a Holocaust-rescued Torah

On Sunday, Sept. 18, members of Gishrei Shalom Jewish Congregation unveiled a restored Torah that was rescued during the holocaust. The Torah was presented during a rededication ceremony at the First Congregational Church on Main Street where proclamations from the…

Pop! goes Peter Bjorn And John

By MIKE CHAIKEN EDITIONS EDITOR An indie band playing a college town. It’s not the typical formula for a pop music love fest. But when Peter Bjorn And John (a.k.a. Peter Morén, Björn Yttling, and John Eriksson) arrive at the…

Water Department lifts water restrictions

The Southington Water Department announced that they have lifted the water restrictions that have been in place since June 23. A notice of the ban’s lifting was posted on the department website. “The Southington Water Department, in its continued commitment…